The full poll results for December will be released on the website tomorrow, but if you’ve missed any of the results so far, the press releases are up on our website here.
A couple of tidbits before the full poll comes out tomorrow:
Generic legislative ballot is back to a 3 point Democratic advantage after Republicans took a 1 point lead last month.
56% of North Carolinians say that the state is headed in the wrong direction. This has been fairly consistent over the last 4 months or so.
Improve the economy/create jobs continues to be the only issue out there that voters want addressed. 55% say it is the most important issue, followed by hold down taxes/spending at 14% and reduce health care costs at 10%.
This month we asked about the supposedly dreaded “v-word” (vouchers) in a very straightforward question — do you support or oppose giving parents vouchers to send their child to any school they choose. 67% of voters supported vouchers. Only 24% opposed. Among African Americans, the support goes up to 72%.
It doesn’t matter how you word the tax “reform” proposals being debated by the General Assembly, voters don’t like taxing services. In prior polls we had asked if voters supported or opposed reducing tax rates but extending taxes to things like auto repair, home repair, etc. This month we changed the wording on the question so that the tax rate reductions were the last thing respondents heard — “support or oppose extending sales tax to auto repair, home repair, etc. but reduce overall rate of sales and income taxes.” And guess what? Voters still don’t like it. 52% were opposed.
Again, full poll results tomorrow on the website.